Thursday, December 11, 2014

Trimming the Tree

I love the Christmas season.
I love the lights, the decorations, the baking but mostly spending time with my family.

Our tradition is putting up the tree 12 days before Christmas.
Today I broke tradition…we put it up today.
The girls were happy, as they hate to wait so long to put up the tree.
But I like to wait…I like the anticipation of it.

So today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite tree ornaments.
As most of you know already, I love the deep colour red and I love hearts :)
This ornament is just so pretty with gold added to the red.

Another heart shaped ornament :)
I love how the light shines through this glass ornament.
There are tiny dots of glass that forms this ornament.

We use to have a Christmas store here in town.
It was located in a heritage house, the store name was called Coo's.
I am naturally a thrifty person, I usually just browse and drool in these types of stores... but when I saw these 3 little angels I just had to get them….one for each of my girls.

We changed things up a bit this year.
I usually string gold beads on the tree.
But Kristy did the tree by herself this year, and I am a bit of a perfectionist with the beads being perfectly spaced, so we went with ribbon this year.
I have to say it was a lot quicker.
Thank you Kristy :)

Even Luna joined in, teehee.
Kristy would have freaked out if she saw Luna rolling around and hiding under the tree skirt, but Kristy was at work.

Look at those big innocent eyes, how could anyone get mad at her ;)

Onto My Day:
Kristy and I brought up all the boxes to decorate the house.
Drove Kristy to work, then came home and decorated the outside of the house…I even cut some cedar branches and added them to my milking cans I have on display outside :)
I tidied up the house and put on my new Christmas table cloth and placemats out.
I then unpacked my Winter village but realized I need new snow batting, so will have to hold off on that until tomorrow.
I can sure get a lot accomplished when I'm not on the computer all day ;)

I hope you all had a very Creative Thursday :)
By the way, the ornament photos and the last photo of Luna were taken with my "big boy" camera, the other 2 were from my iPhone….which I usually use for all of my photos :)

Tracy :)


  1. Your ornaments are beautiful!! And Luna!! How is she? Still frisky?? I love unpacking my ornaments too!! Some gave a very sentimental meaning, others I love just because :)

  2. Beautiful ornaments and gorgeous tree. What cat? I didn't see any cat LOL! My cat Jess loves to curl up on the top of the tree skirt and go to sleep :-)

  3. I love seeing what ornaments are special to people. I hope Luna stays out of your tree!

  4. Your tree looks beautiful, Tracy! Luna is a little cutie, we aren't able to have more than a tabletop tree because of our kitty. :)

  5. Your ornaments are beautiful and so is the decorated tree! My daughter's cat loves playing under the tree, flipping around under the tree skirt and generally making a mess of things. LOL!

  6. What pretty ornaments! I love that beaded one. It's always so much fun looking at everything each year and remembering all the memories attached to it :) the girls helped a lot this year with the decorations and it was hard for me to let go of some of that control, but they did a great job!!

  7. Lovely Tree! My Mom is a perfectionist when it comes to the tree. It really sucked. Although I'm totally A-Type in everything the tree I am laid back! Love Luna under the tree. I'm finding it hard not to have Cheyenne under mine this year... first time in 19 years.

  8. ahhhh i love everything! your ornaments, your tree, your tree skirt, your kitty cat!!!!

  9. your ornaments are so beautiful and so is the tree. I have some family ornaments I love using every year that my great uncle made from glass. so pretty! oh and luna is adorable! :)

  10. Beautiful tree and lovely ornaments, hope to put mine up tomorrow.

  11. Beautiful tree and ornaments. Your cat is a hoot!


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